Friday, June 27, 2014

A walk down Sea Street

Hello stampers and a happy Friday to all!

I'm gearing up for a busy weekend and I'm hoping that the weather guy is correct this time and that the rain will be diminishing on Saturday and that by Sunday we'll have sun!  I'm not complaining... just hopeful that there's going to be sunshine for the next week or so.  As Oregonians know, summer doesn't start until the 5th of July.  But would any of us mind if it started earlier?  I don't think so!

I've got a fun card to show you today.  I made just a few of these to swap with my Kansas City friends that I meet up with every summer at the Stampin'Up! convention.  The theme for this swap was a "wow" card... something made with new stamps and accessories and either a different fold or something that makes the card out of the ordinary.  Here's what I came up with...

Here's what makes this card different:
It is a card with three panels.
The front panel is embossed, then cut away to reveal the panel underneath.
It is closed with a belly band.
It has a pocket inside for a gift card, check, or cash.
It has a blank area on which to write a personal message.

This is the outside of the three-panel card.  The front panel is cut away to reveal the second panel.  The card is closed with a belly band.  Here's a photo of the inside of the card, showing the pocket where you can place a gift card or cash. Then the blank panel on the right is for a message to the birthday boy.  Who wouldn't get a kick out of a fun card with cash, check, or gift card?

These cute sea creatures are all part of the Sea Street stamp set. You get lots of fun images for your money with this set... the octopus (love his smile!), a rope, a row of nautical flags, 3 starfish, an anchor, a crab, a lobster and a school of fish, all for 16.95 in clear-mount.   Check it out on page 48 of the new catalog.  The matching designer paper is called Maritime and can be found on page 187.
The sentiment is from Cycle Celebration, a set that carried over into the new catalog.  The colors I used are taken directly from the designer paper... Real Red, Night of Navy, Coastal Cabana, and Whisper White.  The photo of the inside of the card doesn't show it very well, but there's some of the new cotton ribbon across the pocket where the cash will be stashed.

If you'd like to make a "wow" card like this, we can make it at your very own stamping party, where you'll invite your friends over to my house.  You supply the guests and the snacks and I'll do the rest.  When your fun party is over, you'll get the freebies generated by the sales at your party!

 Thanks for coming by to visit today!  I hope the weekend ahead is filled with people and things that bring a smile to your face and happiness to your heart!

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